Waiting on Wednesday 2/23

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Displacement
Author: Thalia Chaltas
Publisher: Viking Children's
Published: June 9, 2011
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 364

Home is supposed to be a place you belong. It's supposed to be parents who are there and siblings who bug you and a life that feels comfortable. It’s not supposed to be an absentee mother or a drowned sister. But that's Vera's reality, and she can’t stand it anymore.

So she runs. She ends up in an old mining town in the middle of the California desert. It's hot, it's dusty, and it's as isolated as Vera feels. As she goes about setting up her life, she also unwittingly starts the process of healing and–eventually– figuring out what home might really mean for her.
I'm not a fan of yellow, but I'm in LOVE with this cover...especially because of the water. Displacement is right on track with my contemps goal for this year, and I think what I love most about the premise is that it sounds downright gritty. I love the idea of a main character healing from within - not just externally - and I think that could really set this book apart. So, yes. I would like to get my paws on this. Preferably stat. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

40 comments:

  1. Love the cover and since I haven't heard about this one, I'll be adding it to my wishlist. I've got soooo many books I want to read!

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  2. This is on my wishlist too! And I am in love with that cover so simple yet beautiful :)

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  3. Wow, I can't believe I haven't heard of this one yet. I read Thalia's 'Because I Am Furniture' and it was pretty good. I really like the sound of the book, so far, so I'll be adding it to my tbr/wish list. :) Hopefully I'll like it a lot better than 'Becuase I Am Furniture'.

    I'm not a very big fan of yellow, either. But I like this cover. I love how the water is and how the girl is just floating there. I really like the reflection in the water as well. :)

    Great pick!

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  4. I had not heard of Displacement before. The cover is stunning and the premise seems intriguing!

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  5. Seems to be an interesting pick - you are right, the cover is able to mesmerize you no problem.

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  6. Sounds like a winner to me and while I am not a yellow kinda a gal wither the cover is lovely. Great pick!

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  7. Looks great to me. I will be keeping my eye out for it! Great pick as always :)

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  8. I think the cover for this book is just lovely. I'm not a fan of yellow too, but I'm making an exception for Displacement. Love the premise too! Sounds like another awesome contemporary book. I can't wait!

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  9. That cover is awesome! I hadn't heard of it before, but I'll be looking out for it now :D Sounds brilliant :)

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  10. Great find Melissa !!I've added it to my wihlist mostly because of the blurb that sounds so great !! =)

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  11. This sounds like a great book one to add to my wishlist for the summer :)

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  12. O I love this cover too. I can easily see why you picked it.

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  13. Looks like it'll be a great read. Nice pick!

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  14. I read the I am Furniture book and it tore my heart out. So I am very interested in her next book. Great pick!

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  15. I haven't heard of this one. It sounds interesting. The cover's colors makes it look desert-hot.

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  16. I haven't heard of this one before - sounds good and I love the cover too!

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  17. A superb pick! It looks great. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  18. Seriously Melissa, do you just pick books based on their covers and are just lucky that they contain awesome sounding stories? If so, you are a genius. Once again this sounds like a great read!
    ;)

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  19. I love this cover. And once again.. you introduce me to something new & amazing! I swear you own this weekly meme Melissa ;-)

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  20. Definitely sounds like one from the "deep end" of the YA spectrum --sorry couldn't resist the pun :)
    Hope you enjoy it when it comes out. Kudos for sticking to your resolve to read more contemps this year Melissa!

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  21. Ooh, that premise sounds very promising. First time hearing of this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. This one looks really good, I didn't even know about this one until now:) Nice choice Melissa!
    -Danna

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  23. Wow, what a great choice Melissa! I'm not usually a huge fan of yellow either, but it works beautifully on this cover! This is new to me too, love it when that happens:)

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  24. You always find the good books! That's a compliment! lol

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  25. This sounds really different and I love the cover. There just isn't enough yellow in YA covers :(

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  26. What an interesting setting for a book! And you're right: that cover is gorgeous.

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  27. You always make me add stuff to my TBR list! *shakes fist* :)

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  28. Hey, you really are trying to read more contemps! Me too. I'm with you yellow, but love the water. I like the water featured on many of the covers lately. I'm adding this one to my TBR list which keeps growing. I never heard of it before! Fab pick :) Here's my WoW.

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  29. Good job keeping on track with the comtemps. Love the cover on this one!

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  30. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday_23.html

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  31. Love the cover and it sounds like a really good book! Awesome pick this week! : ) I'm adding it to my list, which is massive by the way! lol.

    My Waiting on Wednesday is:
    http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

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  32. That cover looks very serene. great pick

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  33. Well, the yellow IS eye catching if nothing else. :) The story sounds very interesting. Great choice!

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  34. We are thinking alike this week...this on my SC tomorrow...It sounds fantastic!!

    Cant wait to see what you think of Wither. I liked it but the child bride (13 yr old one) who has the baby...yeah that creeped me out.

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  35. I've never heard of this one before, but I agree about the cover. I'm not a fan of yellow covers, but I love this one as well. The story sounds interesting too. Great choice!

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  36. Adding this to my ptr. Never heard of it, but contemps are always welcome! Great pick :]

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  37. I'm more of a paranormal kind of girl but do pick up the occasional contemp. This one sounds good. I'll prolly check it out...unless I get distracted by a hot vampire...

    Anyhow, I'm sticking around to follow you.
    bethfred.com

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  38. Oooh! I hadn't heard of this one before, but you're right, the cover is gorgeous and the story sounds interesting too!

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